Pressed-paper acorn boxes get dressed up for Halloween, evoking vintage treat containers handed out by candy shops and bakeries in the late 1800s and early 1900s.


What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Paint both halves of an acorn-shaped pressed-paper box with orange acrylic paint using a foam brush. Let dry.

Step 2

Using a clean foam brush and brown acrylic paint, give the textured cap a light coat, dragging the brush down from the top and covering just the raised surface. Let dry.

Step 3

Cut out crepe-paper features from fine crepe paper in white and black using the templates. Glue the shapes onto front half of box, in the configuration of a face, using a glue stick.

Step 4

Remove existing hanging loop if desired. Replace with an equal-length loop of waxed twine, and secure against the lip inside one box half using a small dab of glue from a hot-glue gun.


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